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''[[Germany Genealogy|Germany]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Brandenburg, Germany Genealogy| Brandenburg]]''       
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| title=Germany, Brandenburg, Berlin, Probate Records, 1796-1853
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| LOC_01 =Brandenburg
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| LOC_02 = Berlin           
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| record_type =Probate Records
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| start_year = 1796 
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| end_year = 1853 
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| language = [[German Language and Languages|German]]             
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| title_language = Deutschland, Preußen, Brandenburg, Testaments- und Nachlaßakten 1796-1853 
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Berlin, Germany Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Brandenburg, Germany Genealogy]]           
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Research Strategies for Brandenburg]]   
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Germany Church History]]             
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Germany Church Records]]               
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Germany Genealogy]]             
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.hot-map.com/deutschlandkarte Interactive German Map]             
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.landeshauptarchiv-brandenburg.de/ Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv]               
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.ekd.de/english/ Evangelical Church in Germany]             
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://adressbuecher.genealogy.net/ Historic Address books: Search]             
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| Current_LOC = Parts of Brandenburg are located in Germany and Poland.         
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| custodian =  [http://www.landeshauptarchiv-brandenburg.de/index.php/english Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv]             
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== What is in this Collection? ==             
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This collection contains Probate records from the Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv in Potsdam, Germany. This collection consists of probated wills which will often provide names of family members and their relationships to the testator. The collection covers the years 1796 to 1853. 
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'''Probate records''' may contain the following information:       
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*Name of deceased 
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*Age 
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*Residence 
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*Death date and place 
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*Probate date and place 
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*Names of heirs (spouse and children) 
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*Witnesses 
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*List of property or estate inventory 
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*Monies exchanged or transacted
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==How Do I Search This Collection? ==             
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'''To search by image:'''
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⇒Select the "Surname Letter and Will Number" category which takes you to the images.
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Look at each image or record comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images or records and compare the information about the individuals listed to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind there may be more than one person in the records with the same name and you will want to look carefully at dates, places and relations to identify your ancestor from another person. You also may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name if they were known by a nickname or changed their name from the original birth record name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life and may be listed in records with any of those variations.             
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To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.           
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?===             
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*Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.               
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Germany_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) vital records] in the country.             
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*When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.             
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*[[Germany Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.             
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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?===                 
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*Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either German Civil Registration records or German Church records may be more useful.                     
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*While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.             
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*Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.             
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.             
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.           
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Germany Societies|local genealogical societies]].             
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== Citations for This Collection  ==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
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| text = "Deutschland, Preußen, Brandenburg, Testaments- und Nachlaßakten 1796-1853." Images. ''FamilySearch''. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv, Potsdam (Brandenburgisches State Archives, Potsdam).}}
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== Record Description  ==
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|title=Germany, Brandenburg, Berlin, Probate Records, 1796-1853
This collection contains Probate records from the Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv in Potsdam, Germany. This collection consists of probated wills which will often provide names of family members and their relationships to the testator. The collection covers the years 1796 to 1853.
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| text = "Deutschland, Preußen, Brandenburg, Testaments- und Nachlaßakten 1796-1853." Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2013. Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv, Potsdam.}}  
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== Record Content ==
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'''Probate records generally contain the following information:'''  
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*Name of deceased
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*Age
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*Residence
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*Death date and place
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*Probate date and place
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*Names of heirs (spouse and children)
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*Witnesses
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*List of property or estate inventory
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*Monies exchanged or transacted
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
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*Name of ancestor
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*Death date
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*Residence
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the "Surname Letter and Will Number" category which takes you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, land ownership or a parish of residence. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Germany, Brandenburg, Berlin, Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.&nbsp;
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== Related Websites ==
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*[http://www.landeshauptarchiv-brandenburg.de/ Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv]
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
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*[[Germany]]
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Berlin, Brandenburg,  Germany
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Location of Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany
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Parts of Brandenburg are located in Germany and Poland.
Record Description
Record Type Probate Records
Collection years: 1796-1853
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Preußen, Brandenburg, Testaments- und Nachlaßakten 1796-1853
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What is in this Collection?

This collection contains Probate records from the Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv in Potsdam, Germany. This collection consists of probated wills which will often provide names of family members and their relationships to the testator. The collection covers the years 1796 to 1853.

Sample Images

Click on images for a larger view.

Probate records may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Age
  • Residence
  • Death date and place
  • Probate date and place
  • Names of heirs (spouse and children)
  • Witnesses
  • List of property or estate inventory
  • Monies exchanged or transacted

How Do I Search This Collection?

To search by image:

⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Surname Letter and Will Number" category which takes you to the images.

Look at each image or record comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images or records and compare the information about the individuals listed to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind there may be more than one person in the records with the same name and you will want to look carefully at dates, places and relations to identify your ancestor from another person. You also may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name if they were known by a nickname or changed their name from the original birth record name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life and may be listed in records with any of those variations. To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

  • Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching vital records in the country.
  • When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?

  • Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either German Civil Registration records or German Church records may be more useful.
  • While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies.

Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Deutschland, Preußen, Brandenburg, Testaments- und Nachlaßakten 1796-1853." Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv, Potsdam (Brandenburgisches State Archives, Potsdam).


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The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Brandenburg, Berlin, Probate Records, 1796-1853.

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